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Hives At Night Time
Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night every night for allergies so I'm not scratching all night?
Yes, but: You may develop tolerance, meaning that by time you will have to increase the dose to get the same effect, better though are the non tolerance developing antihistamines as cetirizine or loratadine, much better if you see your doctor/allergist to sort out the cause of your symptoms ...Read more
Can the night time use of melatonin lead to daytime fatigue? I take it at 7:30pm, go to bed at 9pm and wake at 5am.
Maybe in some people: Some people who used melatonin have complained of daytime sleepiness as a side effect, among some other mild side effects. However, people use melatonin to treat sleep problems and jet lag, which means these people are already having daytime sleepiness or daytime fatigue problems. That makes it hard to figure out. One can try changing the dose and/or the timing of the dose to see what happens. ...Read more
Night is best: This medicine in low doses can be sedating, which helps people initiate sleep and is not so good for people trying to wake up. At the higher does this wears off a bit, but can be problematic. Talk with your provider if it is causing you any problems in regards to your schedule of taking it. ...Read more
Sleep: Being awake at night could be insomnia, or as your question suggests it could be related to a shift in your diurnal sleep rhythm, this could be related to things you do, or could in fact be a medical issue as well. Chronotherapy is used for very specific indications with regard to moving ones "clock" to the right time. You need to see your physician to determine why this is happening. ...Read more
No: The afternoon nap is a "given" in hot countries and is highly respected.It is called siesta. ...Read more
My 3-month-old sleeps 6-9 hrs straight at night. During the day, he's alert and smiley and nurses every 2-3 hrs. Should i wake him up at night to eat?
If baby is healthy,: growing & developing normally, most likely you go in, pick her up &/or feed her when she night-cries. Wean her to a cup. Set a regular bedtime & routine: read, soothe, brush her teeth & put her in her own crib in her own room drowsy, but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep. When you consistently ignore night-crying, it increases at first, then stops. See HealthyChildren.org for graded ignoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Headache is really common and may have many causes. You may be having a rebound headache from a change in caffeine intake, or some other recent change. To evaluate properly i would need a lot more information such as time of day, quality of pain, location, radiation, etc. If it continues, or is associated with any visual change, weakness, fever or any other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
4 year old suddenly crying at bed time, waking up at night crying for me not going back to sleep. Had 2 accidents at night (awake) but trained since 2?
Night terrors?: Reassure her/him. No tv prior to bed--calm at bedtime ...Read more
1 month old son sleeps through day and awake at night. How to make him sleep at night and awake during day. Please help?
Change it: Never allow more than 2 hours of sleep in a single segment during the day,waking up the baby to feed.Change then and stimulate them until tired, then put to crib to sleep another 2 hr segment. At night, allow baby to sleep any length of time, feeding only if they wake, then back to bed. Babies are capable of only one deep sleep period of 4 hours/day. Let it happen during the day and this happens ...Read more
Many possibilities : Are you stressed and think a lot at night that keeps you thinking and from sleeping? Do you exercise at night? Do you drink alcohol at night? Do you nap during the day? Is your room too hot? Too noisy? All these things can interfere with sleep and make you tired in the day. Just because you are tired if your brain is in high gear you won't be able to sleep! ...Read more